``GIGAZINE Manga Award'' Recruitment started in November 2022 & explanation of points to win awards and serialization

The GIGAZINE Manga Award is also accepting applications for works such as manga and original scripts, portfolio drawing and name composition by deadline every month. Since we started recruiting in 2018, we have received a large number of entries, and multiple works have won prizes and led to serialization. What is it?” is summarized in “

Quality improvement points seen in award-winning works ” in the form of looking back on the judging comments on past award-winning works. Whether you are thinking about applying for a new serialization or are stuck in the production of your work, check it out and you will find something useful.

Click here for the 'GIGAZINE Manga Award' application guidelines

I've already read the application requirements, so apply anyway! For those who say, please use the application form .

◆Send a portfolio and apply for drawing, name composition, and drawing help

Click here for application requirements for original scripts in the form of novels and screenplays

◆Points for improving quality seen in award-winning works What are the key points in judging and commenting?
At the GIGAZINE Manga Awards, if the works that have been submitted pass the first stage examination, in addition to the editorial department, they will be posted for GIGAZINE Secret Club (GSC) members and evaluated together with the reader's impressions. In addition, the final review will be conducted by the editor-in-chief and by the GSC members. Regarding the work that led to the serialization from the application, what points were evaluated and what points were advised?

・ Manga application ' Anyway, I want to bully Asahina-san '
' Anyway, bullying Asahina-san ' was highly rated for its 'high level of drawing ability' and 'easy to understand characters'. The setting part of the scenario was also interesting, but if there is a foundation of 'drawing power' and 'characters' more than that, it is easy to be convinced or surprised 'Is this how it will develop?' I have a good outlook. On the other hand, even if the scenario is quite elaborate, if the depiction is rough or the characters are mediocre, each development will look monotonous. Also, I felt that the author himself understood the strengths of himself and the work, and was able to determine the overall atmosphere and share it with the readers. On the other hand, it was also mentioned that ``the story is not enough'', so it seems that the time to consider ``Isn't there a more appropriate choice of words? .

You can read the manga here .

・Comic entry 'Gasya de~su!'
' Gasya de~su! ' is a 'job manga' depicting a new employee who finds a job at a gas contract sales company. Even if you have actual experience, or if you are researching from scratch, 'specialized talk' can be differentiated by itself, so it has an advantage as a starting line. However, on the other hand, there are many stumbling points, such as arranging real experiences is a little too real, and arranging knowledge is difficult. He had the technique of telling a professional story. When trying to write a play on a specialized theme, ask questions such as, 'Will people with zero knowledge be able to understand it?' Can we continue to publish?” is an important point, so it was emphasized in the judging as well.

We are preparing to start serialization in the spring of 2023. Information will be lifted little by little, so please check it out.

・ Name application ' Secret Palace '
' Secret Palace ', which was submitted as a name work, had cute characters and a solid setting, but there was a 'momentum' from the introduction to the pretense and punch line, and the sci-fi that pretended to be heartwarming. When you create a setting, you tend to want to talk about it in detail, and you tend to prioritize expanding the world view rather than moving the story, but 'Secret Palace' explains the important points quickly. , The tempo of character interaction was also good, and it was easy to read anyway. While there were ideas to capture the ``feelings of the actual reader,'' the judges commented, ``Because it is difficult to understand the reasons for the characters' actions and emotional movements, I was conscious of my target readers. It was pointed out that it should be done,' so it is important to look at it objectively from the reader's point of view, without being complacent after finishing the work.

You can read the manga here .

・ Screenplay application “

Hero and company slave life (changed from the time of application)”
In the text-only 'script submission', it is difficult to evaluate a manga script even if it has excellent writing as a novel, and a work with little screen movement will be difficult to evaluate as a manga. There are two major strengths that led to the serialization of `` Brave and company slave's side business life ''. The setting of 'a hero from another world' feels solid, but the specific point of 'working at a game company' and the setting of 'experience and knowledge at a game company will be useful to the hero' are strangely convincing. There was a strong expectation of 'What will you do with this stage setting?' The second point was the depiction of the characters that was particularly strong, and I felt that the characters were attractively sculpted. If the character is established, each line and behavior of the character will be conveyed smoothly, and you will like the work. If you set what kind of person each character is, what kind of history they have followed, and what kind of distance the characters feel in the relationship between them, even just the text will definitely make the characters appear in the scenario. You can see the charm of

You can read the first episode of 'Hero and company livestock's side business life' from the following. The serialization has been stopped for a long time, but it is in progress for a renewal around the spring of 2023. Please check it out.


Past award-winning works ' are also posted on manga.gigazine.net , so please check there if you are interested.

◆ ``GIGAZINE Manga Award'' application guidelines

・ If you serialize manga with GIGAZINE ...?
・Completely remote and leave the work timing to us

・Since serialized manga will be posted on GIGAZINE, you can read it first

- No strict deadlines, easy to schedule

・No restrictions on genre or target, anything is OK as long as it is interesting

・ Equipped with assistants who can entrust coloring and backgrounds (no need to pay for yourself)

・Because it is still a young label, it is easy for opinions and requests to pass through like a venture company!

・ For those who are worried about working as a freelancer, such as 'I don't have knowledge about law or tax, but is it okay?' or 'What about serialization work with editing?' 'Guidelines for creating an environment where freelancers can work with peace of mind' have been

published . Questions and concerns are summarized in the Q&A, so please check it out.

etc. If you have any other questions, 'What about this?', please click here to contact us.

・Basic conditions:
・ Assuming that it can be read on a smartphone (no double-page spread, vertical scroll standard)

・Full-color, full-digital (black-and-white works may be treated as 'original works', but submissions themselves are welcome)

・It must be a complete manuscript of 'Episode 1' and its making materials , regardless of genre. For making-of materials, please send character designs, settings, and a synopsis of the entire story in the range of 200 to 800 characters. Please note that the screening process may not proceed if there is insufficient information in the application.

・Manuscript format:
Please refer to ' Princess and Gamer ' for aspect ratio, file size, and resolution.

・Number of manuscripts:
freedom. Any number of pages is OK.

・Primary creations that have already been published on other media or platforms by yourself are OK

・Works that were published in magazines but were not published or were canceled due to unforseen circumstances are also acceptable. Please do not give up.

·The deadline:
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 23:59:59

・Screening process:

After the first selection by the editorial department, the following screening process is planned. The review process and stages are subject to change, and we will send you a separate explanation and confirmation prior to the first stage review.

Stage 1: Evaluation in a closed environment that can only be viewed by GIGAZINE secret club members + Evaluation including making materials by the editorial department

Stage 2: Judging after adding necessary items such as 'first episode manuscript' and 'plot up to the final episode' in a format that is more conscious of serialization. At the stage where we have made it this far, we promise to serialize in some form or another.

Final stage: In the serialized manuscript, the editor-in-chief of GIGAZINE + evaluation by members of the GIGAZINE secret club + guests such as authors serialized in GIGAZINE will be judged comprehensively to determine the grand prize winner. In addition, we will guarantee the serialization when it remains in the final stage.


Everyone who passed the first screening and was selected for the first stage:
Prize money 30,000 yen

Advance to the second stage:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editorial charge for serialization

Additional prize money of 50,000 yen (total of 100,000 yen) at the time of advancing to the final stage + commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work

Winning or above:
Additional prize of 100,000 yen ~ + serialization commitment

Grand Prize:
1,000,000 yen prize money + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is

・Results of selection of submitted works
For works that proceed to the first stage screening, we will contact you by the end of the month following the application month to the e-mail address used for the application with details of the screening.
In other cases, please note that we basically do not notify applicants of the screening results.

・Flow after receiving the award
After posting in serial form on GIGAZINE, we will convert it into an e-book and sell it on Amazon. We will pay the prescribed manuscript fee and royalty. GIGAZINE is also responsible for selling and advertising e-books.

・Question reception form:
If you have any questions about applying, please click here to contact us. If the same question continues, we will summarize it as a FAQ, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

・Manga Award application form:

Click here

◆ Application for drawing, name composition, drawing help

・ How to apply for “drawing only”:
All you have to do is show us your portfolio URL and collection of works on the Manga Award application form . In the 'Others' column, please write 'Apply for drawing only'. There is no limit on the number of illustrations and manga for portfolios, and there is no line that says you need more than one, but the more you have, the easier it is to get a good evaluation.

・ How to apply for 'Name Composition Manager'
We are also looking for a 'name composition' that uses the original script of the text as the name. As with drawings only, please send as much as possible about your portfolio, titles of works you have created in the past, and manga works.

・Judging flow for “drawing only” and “name composition”:
We will contact you by the next month after submitting the form for the works that have passed the first stage screening after looking at the portfolio, so we will ask you to actually draw a trial original in the second stage screening, and after passing the final stage voting screening. to.

Passing Phase 1 Portfolio Screening and Participating in Phase 2:
Prize money 50,000 yen
*Since the review here requires additional manuscript work, incentives will be given to everyone who advances and participates in the second stage.

Winning or higher in the final judging:
Additional prize money of 100,000 yen + serialization commitment

Grand Prize:
Additional prize money of 200,000 yen + serialization commitment

* Due to the nature of the original script, it may not be possible to get it serialized immediately, but we promise to serialize it in the form of a priority proposal.

・How to apply for help:
We are also looking for help to support the production of full-color manga. Undercoating of characters, text placement, and background help are also welcome. You can participate only at the possible timing while staying at home completely remotely.

・Conditions :
None. It is possible to not participate during busy periods because the flow is ``If you can work, select what you will accept from the task list and work on it''.
In addition, it is also OK to create original works and propose them to the editor while earning money and improving skills while participating as a helper.

・Reward :
Hourly wages are calculated with work management software for 'coloring help' and 'background help'. The hourly wage will be set as a trial period at first, and then increased depending on the work proficiency and the number of contributions.
In the case of 'name structure', the manuscript fee is calculated per page.

・ How to apply :
From the GIGAZINE Manga Award application form , please paste the URL that allows you to view the 'color manuscripts and portfolios you have worked on in the past' instead of the 'address / URL for downloading the work file'. Also, at the end of 'Other information you need to know, etc.', please enter the appropriate one for 'coloring help', 'background help', or 'name composition'.

・Manga Award application form:
Click here

◆Original script application guidelines

・In addition to the first episode manuscript , please prepare the plot (synopsis) from the first episode to the final episode . For the synopsis, please describe the flow of the entire work in detail on the first page of the manuscript in 100 to 800 characters.

・In the first judging, we will look at the fun of a simple story and the completeness of one story. If you proceed from the second screening to the final screening, we will judge whether you can consistently create a storyline script up to the final episode, with an awareness of actually creating a manga original.

・If you are applying for 'original only' and text only, please paste the text into a Google document and then write the address of the shared link on the application form. In that case, please do not edit the document after applying.

・Make sure your Google sharing settings are set to 'Anyone with the link'. If you leave it as 'restricted', you will not be able to read the submitted work. For more information, check 'Share files publicly' in Google Docs Help .

Everyone who passed the first screening and was selected for the first stage:
Prize money 30,000 yen

Advance to the second stage:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editorial charge for serialization

Additional prize money of 50,000 yen (total of 100,000 yen) at the time of advancing to the final stage + commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work

Winning or above:
Prize money 100,000 yen + serialization commitment

Grand Prize:
Prize money 200,000 yen + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is

* Due to the matching relationship with the drawing staff, it is not guaranteed that you will be serialized immediately, but we will guarantee the serialization in the form of a priority proposal.

Click here for application form

There is 'GIGAZINE secret club (GSC) closed examination' in the selection flow of the manga award. Whether you are a GSC member or not, please take this opportunity to become a member of the GSC and witness the birth of future masterpieces. Click here to register for the GIGAZINE Secret Club.

We look forward to receiving applications from creators. thank you.

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